John Edwin Leydecker 72, of Batesville passed away Sunday Jan. 27, 2019. He was born Sept. 27, 1946 in Medesto, Ca. to Gordon Leydecker and Venita (McGee) Smith. John was of Baptist faith and was a member of the Finely Creek Baptist Church. In the Batesville area John was known as the "can man". He rode around on a three wheel bicycle and picked up cans and met a lot of friends. He was preceded in death by his father. brother, Terry Lee Smith. He is survived by his mother; son, John Allen Leydecker Jr.; daughter Michelle Vinetta Davis; sisters, Jeannie Pipedes, Jeri Bennett, Janet Hedden, Debra King-Finely, Patty Middleton; grandchildren, 6. Visitation will be Thur. Jan. 31, 2019 6-8 p.m. at Willis Funeral Service. Funeral Service will be Friday Feb. 1, 2019 2 p.m. at Finely Creek Baptist Church. Officiating will be Steve Stevenson. Interment Finley Creek Cemetery, Bonetown, Ar. Izard, Co.
PALLBEARERS: Randall King, Lee Harmon, Tahkodah Harmon, Joshua Harmon, James Finley, Rondall Moser
HONORARY PALLBEARERS: Lawrence Bohmfalk